Internet Alcohol Sales Question Hits The Supreme Court

from the how-badly-do-they-want-to-order-out-of-state-wine? dept

While it’s been talked about for ages, it looks like the question of whether or not states can ban inter-state internet orders of alcohol is finally going to the Supreme Court, following a long series of earlier cases in the lower courts, often with contradictory rulings. This isn’t just about alcohol, either, but other prohibitions on e-commerce, such as bans on ordering contact lenses online. How the Court rules is likely to have a major impact on a variety of businesses, and could be a proxy for a variety of other questions concerning how the “online” jurisdiction works with offline jurisdictions — a question that courts all over the world have been avoiding as much as they can.

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Internet Alcohol Sales Question Hits The Supreme Court”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...